NTSB – fire on freighter in dry dock;
NTSB – meeting on 15 November;
USCG – parasail safety; and
FMC – meeting on 17 November.
November 15, 2016
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NTSB – fire on freighter in dry dock
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation into the 11 December 2015 fire in the electrical control room for the aft winches aboard the freighter Alpena while the vessel was dry docked undergoing work. Shipyard workers evacuated the vessel and notified the local fire department, who extinguished the fire. No one was injured, but the Alpena sustained nearly $4 million in damage. The probable cause of the fire was determined to be a fault in the electrical wiring providing power to the aft anchor winch. MAB 16-20 (11/14/16) [http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAB1620.pdf].
NTSB – meeting on 15 November
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a notice stating that it will meet in 15 November in Washington, DC. Among the items on the agenda is consideration of the 24 September 2015 amphibious passenger vehicle DUCK 6 lane crossover collision with a motorcoach on State Route 99, Aurora Bridge, in Seattle, Washington. 81 Fed. Reg. 80092 (11/15/16) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-15/pdf/2016-27477.pdf].
USCG – parasail safety
The US Coast Guard posted a bulletin regarding parasail safety. (11/14/16) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2016/11/14/parasail-safety/].
FMC – meeting on 17 November
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that the Commissioners will meet on 17 November in Washington, DC. During the open session they will receive a briefing from the World Shipping Summit and a briefing on OTI License Renewals. During the closed session, they will receive a briefing on the Hanjin bankruptcy and shipping disruptions; an update on the PierPASS third-part audit and expanded gate workshop; and an empirical analysis of changing alliance structures in the transpacific trade. 81 Fed. Reg. 80055 (11/15/16) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-15/pdf/2016-27474.pdf].
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